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Wilkes-Barre Police: Teen shot man in face, robbed him of cash

WILKES-BARRE — A teenager shot a man in the face after robbing him of $500 in cash inside a car earlier this month, according to police. Idris Khairi, 17, of Jones Street, knew the man he robbed because he got rides from him several times previously, officers report. Khairi also knew the victim, Enarking Salazar-Torres, […]

Comments - 11:33 am - updated: 9:50 pm.

Sunny skies, chance of rain expected into the midweek

Mostly sunny skies are expected in the Wyoming Valley for beginning of the new week, but there will also be a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny skies are expected today, along with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of total rainfall […]

Comments - 7:25 am

Police: woman placed in custody for endangering children after car chase

WILKES-BARRE — A woman was charged with endangering the welfare of her children after police say she chased an ex-boyfriend through Wilkes-Barre Saturday. Police say the ex-boyfriend, who made the call to police, said Regina Lawton, 30, of Edwardsville, was chasing him in a vehicle around 6:14 p.m. Saturday throughout the city. The vehicles were […]

Comments - 2:01 pm

Pair charged after alleged indecent exposure in Kirby Park

WILKES-BARRE — A man and a woman were charged with indecent exposure after allegedly performing a series of sex acts in Kirby Park Thursday. Police say that, around 7:43 p.m. Thursday, they located a pair of individuals in Kirby Park, with the female performing oral sex on the male. The pair were identified as Jacqueline […]

Comments - 12:29 pm - updated: 9:59 am.

Dallas Middle School students move to high school due to faulty fire alarm

DALLAS — Dallas School District parents and students can now add another disruption to the long list of them from this school year. More than 500 students from the Dallas Middle School will report to the high school Monday due to a faulty fire alarm at their building. It’s the latest inconvenience in a school […]

Comments - 10:56 am - updated: 8:40 pm.

Police: Passenger in car stopped for traffic violation charged with drug paraphernalia

WILKES-BARRE — A Nanticoke man who was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violations was found in possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say Maurice Wood, 22, of Nanticoke, was a passenger in a car stopped at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday on Horton Street. Wood was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and charges […]

Comments - 8:02 am

Police: Man who provided officers with false name caught with heroin

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A man who allegedly provided officers with a fake name was found with suspected heroin, according to police. According to a police report: Corey McLaurin, 45, of Dana Street, was pulled over by police on Casey Avenue, in the township at 4:05 p.m. Sunday for having an unlawful registration plate on the […]

Comments - 6:57 pm

Police: Hazleton man struck and killed by tractor trailer on I-81

HAZLETON — A man was killed when he was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 81, police say. Police said that at 2:54 a.m. Monday, Ricky Isaiah Zimmerman, 25, of Hazleton, was struck and killed in the area of Interstate 81 southbound near mile marker 139.9. The incident is still under investigation. No further […]

Comments - 8:21 am

Sketch of serial bank robber released by state police

DUNMORE — State police have released a composite sketch of an alleged serial bank robber responsible for at least a dozen bank robberies in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The robberies began in December 2015, and have occurred in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, and Monroe counties, according to state police. The most recent robbery was in Archbald in Lackawanna […]

Comments - 10:55 am - updated: 12:54 pm.

Sex-with-teen suspect hit with new charges

KINGSTON — A man accused last week of paying a boy for oral sex and nude photos is now facing additional charges, including counts of child pornography and corruption of minors. Alexander Walski, 61, of Division Street, Wilkes-Barre, was previously arraigned June 5 on a host of child-sex charges after police began investigating him for […]

Comments - 6:59 pm - updated: 7:03 pm.

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